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Rhone Sisters’ Story at Two Heritage Homes Tour Sites

Carrie Rhone Smith and Charlotte Rhone
April 12-13 Tour in 5 Historic Neighborhoods The Rhone sisters, Carrie and Charlotte, two of four African American sisters, spent a lifetime working to serve the community. In the New Bern Historical Society’s April 12-13 Heritage Homes Tour, you’ll see two locations connecting to their history.  The first, the Isaac Smith House on Johnson Street.  […]
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The Green Book Comes to Lunch & Learn

The Green Book Lunch & Learn
Historical Society Presents Angela Thorpe, Acting Director of NC African American Heritage Commission You might think of The Green Book as a recent Golden Globe winning movie that features local actor Von Lewis as Bobby Rydell.  But the movie takes its title from a directory that many African Americans used in Jim Crow era America.  […]
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Encore: Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Deeds

Ordinary Women
Historical Society’s Previously Sold Out Women’s History Month Event Will Repeat An encore presentation of Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Deeds will be presented at the Craven County Library on Johnson Street at 3pm on Sunday, April 22. This event was so overwhelmingly popular that the New Bern Historical Society is bringing it back by popular demand! […]
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Ed Bearss Presentation for Sunday Cancelled

Ed Bearss
Due to Weather Related Closure of Tryon Palace NC History Center The New Bern Historical Society regrets to announce that the presentation by Historian Ed Bearss, Had I Been A Civil War Soldier, scheduled for this Sunday, January 7 at 2pm has been cancelled due to the weather-related closure of the Tryon Palace NC History Center. We […]
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Had I Been a Civil War Soldier

Ed Bearss
Renowned Historian Reflects on His Own Injuries in WWII And Changes in Treatment For those soldiers wounded in battle in the Civil War, often the outcome was grim.  For those wounded in World War II, the outcome was far different. Civil War historian Ed Bearss will return to New Bern, at Cullman Performance Hall at […]
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Historical Society Seeks a Few Good Ghosts

Ghostwalk Auditions 2017
Ghostwalk Auditions – August 3rd The New Bern Historical Society is looking for a few good ghosts.  Whether you are a spirited novice or have lots of ghostly experience, the Historical Society wants you, to portray the historic characters in this year’s Ghostwalk, Heroes & Hooligans, They Walk Among Us!  Ghostwalk brings to life noted […]
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Weekend Events in and around New Bern

Things to do in and around New Bern NC
23rd – 24th: Bridgeton Blueberry Festival at Bridgeton Harbor Marina, 1101 B St. 24th: Honey Bee Day, 8:00am – 12:00pm at Poor Charlie’s Antique Mall. Hosted by Craven-Pamlico Beekeepers Association. Call 252-474-4564. 24th: Cookies Around the World fundraiser with Interfaith Refugee Ministries, 8:00am – 2:00pm at the New Bern Farmers Market. Call 252-633-0043. 24th: 4th Annual Swing for Autism Golf […]
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Ghostwalk Returns with Whispers from the Past

Ghostwalk 2016
New Bern Historical Society’s Annual Event October 27-29 It is that time of year again, and the New Bern Historical Society is preparing its 26th annual Ghostwalk, Whispers from the past. Each Ghostwalk brings a whole new batch of characters from New Bern’s colorful and varied past to tell you their stories right in the […]
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“Ancestor Show and Tell”

The French Sisters
On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., the Craven County Genealogical Society will begin the evening with a cookie and punch reception where members and guests are welcome to discuss their research and learn more ways to find their ancestors. At 7 p.m., the Society will present its popular “Ancestor Show and Tell” free […]
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